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Are light skinned children treated better?
Have you observed that most light skinned children are better, dressed, their hair is combed nicer, than a darker child in a poor community?
Posted By: Marta Fernandez
Monday, March 23rd 2009 at 6:21PM
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I disagree with this observation. There are light skin children in the poor community that can look just as worst as a dark skin child. I thing its the parents that are the cause of the way that there children dresses. I believe its the way you handle your child. Now of course the poor cant afford what higher scale people can afford but, they can still look good. I blame the parents for how the child looks.
Tuesday, March 24th 2009 at 11:19AM
True about how the parents are responsible. However, unless the household is totally dysfunctional --I think that lighter skinned and prettier kids are treated better, in the North but not in the South.
Tuesday, March 24th 2009 at 3:56PM
Marta Fernandez
I donít know how true that is; I do know it was not true in my case.

Tuesday, March 24th 2009 at 4:44PM
don't make me say something funny--
Tuesday, March 24th 2009 at 6:43PM
Marta Fernandez
Say it!
Wednesday, March 25th 2009 at 10:19AM
I think they all are treated the same. I know in my fam we just love all the lil tikes. And believe me we come in every shade we be from Mississippi/Lousiana/NorthCarolina/SomewhereinAfrica/somewhereinEurope folk. Aint no telling what might hop out the cooker. Thats just how it is. And You better be treating all of the kids like glass. BREAKABLE
Wednesday, March 25th 2009 at 12:07PM
only in America, and other christian colonized societies, cause Jesus is according to those who taught it lighter.
Wednesday, March 25th 2009 at 4:48PM
robert powell
I have never noticed this. I have noticed the american way of treating fairer skinned people a little better but that has nothing to do with how they are treated within their family.
Thursday, March 26th 2009 at 6:53PM
crystal smith
i don't think so i think kids who are cute and nicely dressed get treated better than those who are dirty or "ugly"
Monday, March 30th 2009 at 4:40PM
Dora McGregory
Come on, see why darker hues are considered nig@#$@, in order for humanity to move forward new information must be presented. Discussing this old mulatto priviledge is like walking into a revolving door. Ms. Smith never noticed huh, maybe its because you are one of those with the priviledge assigned to you because of your hue? This isn't about how one dresses but about the priviledges that come with skin tones! You know a fool doesn't have the mental capacity to realize that he or she is a fool! Darker hues have been mentally beat down in a number of ways. One way was to associate their skin tone to evil. The first evil was making them accept and call themselves a color "Black" when in reality we are brown people.
Tuesday, May 12th 2009 at 4:48PM
I don't think that they are necessarily treated better I think that there is a certain expectation that if your child is of a lighter persuasion that they will automatically be beautiful and more excepted than a darker child. I have both! I have a lighter skinned son and darker skinned daughter. Both by the same man but just skin colored differently. They are treated the same by me there is no one of them that is treated better than the other because I love them both equally.
My daugther is a dark skinned young lady but is very attractive and very addictive personality. I am sad to say that she will probably face her share of differences just because she is not fair skinned like Alicia Keys or Beyonce even though she will measure up to them in looks.
Tuesday, June 2nd 2009 at 9:07PM
Tamara Dingle
i have 3 daughters...my oldest id very dark skinned....so i make sure she have her hair done nicely...i know the stigma behind dark skinned girls and i want her to grow up with seelf esteem and pose
Thursday, June 25th 2009 at 12:23AM
People of low mentality will never get equality , equality and justice stands for all and know that Eurocentric idea of beauty will fall jus tas most of them get skin cancer due to the sun, a lot of '*****S' }real definetion dead people who can be asians europeans, chinese japanese, the ethomology of this word can reresent any nation on planet earth..) view 'ligt' skin as beautiful I call this mental slavery
Wednesday, December 9th 2009 at 1:29PM
I would say yes that children that are of a lighter skin tone get treated better and get a little more ahead in life than children of a darker skin tone.
<<<<<< But that's just my opinion.
Monday, January 25th 2010 at 8:50AM
Thank you LaTisha for facing the ugly truth.
Monday, January 25th 2010 at 12:42PM
Marta Fernandez
I dont know all about that but i do know..those inter racial kids be looking a hot mess...some of yall ethnic females need to reach out to these white women and teach them how to do some hair and how to properly care for black skin!!!
Monday, January 25th 2010 at 1:12PM
lol wow
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 6:44AM
Why are black people in denial? maybe that is why we continue to have the ugly racism we do. looking at the pic of that little child? who is talking about HAIR? you have got to be kidding right? the black world is a hot mess. do some hair? what is that? if you have good quality hair. ya' know like a good quality weave--lol it --all you have to do is wash and wear it --talk about not knowing what is going on! whew..who SAID ANYTHING ABOUT WHITE WOMEN ? ARE black americans so blighted that they think that other BLACK AMERICANS THAT ARE LIGHT SKINNED MUST HAVE A WHITE PARENT? OH GOD. HELP US.

BTW WAY THE PIC OF THOSE TWO LITTLE GIRLS? THEY ARE TWINS...AH YA'LL NEED TO GO TO MY ANTHROPOLOGY CLASS AT www.khemeticscience.ning.com..I thought only the whites and hispanics in amerikkka were ignorant about color.. wow. wow.wow.
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 8:16AM
Marta Fernandez
I don't think that ever light skinned person has a white perent. I just think that people in general that are light skinned get treated better than people that are dark skinned.
I'm not hating, but I can see it.
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 8:44AM
I also believe that they are so close to the white complection of a white person that that will happen <<< My mother told me this along time ago.
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 8:45AM
Plus in the daycare that I used to work at years ago I saw most people pick up the light skinned baby b4 they pick up the dark skinned <<< Maybe b-cuz the lighter tone baby has prettier features ( I'm not saying that the dark skinned baby has strong features) but lets just be real here people .......YOU'RE GOING TO PICK UP THE LIGHT SKINNED BABY WAY B4 YOU EVEN THINK PICKING UP THE DARK SKINNED BABY!

this is a good topic :)
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 8:51AM
I dis agree. I see beauty in every child. If that person is struck that's just them. In our familys we have children of all hues. some of my aunts look white...or could probably pass..ha ha. I am pecan tan my niece is chocolate we call her chocolate chip and love her to death! Tia is high yeller we love her too... We love all of them and that the way it is.
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 9:19AM
That light skinned rule use to be true!!! the red bones were the ones the black boys went after first!!!! Nowadays they aren't any more real dark skinned girls and the ones I know are gorgeous..I have a dark skinned lil one but folks love her to death even the white men!! (i have to watch out for that ) she has high self esteem and she is treated really well!!

My twins are light skinned. but they dont get as much attention!! they did as babies becaseu they were pretty when they were born..they still are but they are turning out to be average!!!

but i will say my kids gravitate to those that look like them...so my daughter have more darker complexioned friend while my twins friends are inter racial and white. But i see them being treated no differently!! maybe when they become adults I will see the difference...

BTW..i put the with woman thing out there because it needed to be address!!!
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 11:50AM
That's interesting, the observation about today most black girls are not dark skinned (your comment that "that nowadays they aren't any more real dark skinned girls and the ones I know are gorgeous" I don't agree, there are a lot of dark skinned and fat, and obnoxious black girls in every single major urban city on the East Coast and every ghetto.

This continuing dialogue is about healing one's own perceptions. This shows the extent to which Black Americans have gone to "protect" their dark skinned sisters.
Therefore the protection is needed because the underlying belief is that they are not as fortunate as the lighter skinned girls ..yet the lighter skinned girls (women) should speak up and get it out in the open how hurtful their dark skinned sisters have been ...to them since the Massah put the first slave-daughter in the Massah's house..

I thought every black family in America had light skinned, brown skinned, red, yellow and brown and white in their family..don't tell me I am wrong?

Here is the problem, if you start with a mindset of ( inter racial l )you are already on the wrong track.I have a blog on the Am erican Physical Anthropologists somewhere on here, read the scientific definition of race, as long as you prescribe to yourself the definition according to "white superiority" called hegemony..you will come up with the same result..which is to deny truths--now I am seeing for the first time a glimpse of how you don't want to deal with this issue....but you need to, to conquer hate, ignorance and the American Way.

And who has the twins? you or your "friend"..interracial and white???? interracial and black? Major confusion.

Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 2:53PM
Marta Fernandez
Dammmm. ok all i know is everybody has a prefference. I know guys who dig big girls and will jump over 100 so called fine women to get at that big girl.(woman) I know guys who date white girls and be trippin like Tiger...I know other guys like me who love all of the girls fat black green or what ever. But then this is not about body type is it? It's about perceptions and honesty. In the eyes of many a brother a woman can win his heart alot easier by being a woman...Lady...friend. That does not come in skin tones...
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 3:40PM
Yeah I see what you mean Ms. Henderson.
My mother, she very high yellow and she as well can pass for a white person and my father he is as dark as all get out and my skin tone is "Milk Chocolate".
Thanks
This was a very interesting topic
I'm glad that I can carry on a topic like this in a grown up manner << I'm only 17y.o. but I'll be 18 this June ( June 4th )
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 4:09PM
on a side bar if you treat your children or any child any different because they are light or dark skinned you are in need of counseling. But ugly is ugly that's just the eye of the beholder. Folks need to get over this light skin dark skin thing. after all it's ust a description and does not tell anyone about your personality or you apptitude. Then again if you are struck and hate the skin you're in....
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 5:22PM
i just hope no child is judge by some standard that was really made to destroy their esteem...
Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 6:36PM
True Dat.
Wednesday, January 27th 2010 at 8:56AM
I am a deep dark chocolate women, as a child growing up I know that light skinned women bfelt as if they were better then those of a darker complexion. They developed this idea from the "devil", he made them believe that they were better then most. THe white people always try to find there way to see themselves in us. So, once they do they turn us against one other. and that how this theory has came about.
Saturday, March 6th 2010 at 12:59AM
hell yae but u can balance it out by being successful i perfer darker women but all the women in my family including my daughter are fair skinned even though her mother is dark go figure
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